Calgary: August 8-10, 2014
Randy Craig Mysteries author Janice MacDonald will be returning this year to the 2014 edition of When Words Collide, a Calgary festival for readers held August 8-10. When Words Collide presents a wide spectrum of authors, editors, artists, poets, playwrights, and others involved in creating the written word across many genres. Janice will participate in the following sessions:
Friday, August 8, 6:00 PM — Exploring Archetypes in Hard-boiled and Noir Fiction (with S.G. Wong, Axel Howerton, and Dave Gross)Saturday, August 9, 12:00 PM — Getting Away with Murder: A Crash Course in Mystery Writing with Janice MacDonaldSaturday, August 9, 1:00 PM — Teaching Canadian Fiction (with Robert Runte, Jim Sellers, and Greg Bechtel)Saturday, August 9, 8:00 PM — Mass Autograph SessionSunday, August 10, 12:00 PM — Murder Most Fair (with Susan Calder, R.J. Harlick, Linda Kupecek, Mahrie G. Reid, and Melodie Campbell)Sunday, August 10, 2:00 PM — Gender Perspectives in Detective Fiction (with S.G. Wong, Axel Howerton, and Wayne Arthurson)Sunday, August 10, 4:00 PM — Death Throes (with Dwayne Clayden, Craig DeLouie, and Axel Howerton)
The Roar of the Crowd by Janice MacDonald, the sixth installment in the wildly popular Randy Craig mystery series set in Edmonton, Alberta, is available in early July 2014.
Janice MacDonald is the author of nine books, including novels, non-fiction titles, and a children's book. Janice's stories and essays have been widely anthologized, and her popular Randy Craig novels were the first mystery series set in Edmonton. She has taught English literature, communications, and creative writing at both the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College and is currently the organizational storyteller for the Province of Alberta. Born in Banff, Alberta Janice lives and writes in Edmonton and considers herself to be a quintessential Albertan.